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Overview of all Renault trains

Besides to passenger traffic by bus, the Renault company also played an important role in the conveyance of passengers by rail. Back in 1913 Louis Renault already used car engineering for rail traffic.

Towards the end of WW I many small railway lines were insolvent, due to a lack of passengers. Renault came with a solution: replace the trains by diesel engine coaches and diesel trains. The type KA was Renault’s first diesel engine coach. First used in 1922 it was supplied with a 30 hp motor, built on the chassis of a truck and able to transport 20 passengers plus the driver. Fast, reliable and comfortable: this new means of transport was a resounding success. Subsequently, the constructor developed a 12-cilinder/250 hp diesel motor. In the early thirties the double-cabined motor coach, normally on the line  Paris-Lisieux-Trouville, was equipped with a new motor. Now it could cover 559,23 miles a day. In 1935, the diesel motor coach broke speed records on the section Paris-Strasbourg by reaching an average speed of 85,75 mph , with peaks of 101,90 mph . The coach was driven by a 500 hp 16-cylinder motor, built by Renault, and it could reach a much higher speed than the traditional train engines. Within the fifties Renault completed the research for the development of a panorama rail car, for the first time in history built with synthetic building materials to make the car less heavier, to increase the car’s performance and to optimize the soundproofing. The first vehicles were put into use in 1958. The last diesel motor coach leaves the belt in 1963. For 60 years 1100 of these coaches have crossed the railways, some of them covering more than 3 million kilometres.

1921 Locotracteur à air comprimé

1922 Type JF Locotracteur

1922 Type JJ Locotracteur

1922 Type KA Autorail

1923 Type KE Autorail

1923 Type KF Autorail

1923 Type KL Locomotive Jardin d'Acclimatation de Paris 1923 Type LR Autorail

1923 Type RS Autorail

1924 Type MO Locotracteur

1925 Type MN Draisine

1925 Type MP Locotracteur

1925 Type NF Autorail

1925 Type NK Autorail

1926 Type RH Locotracteur

1927 Type PF Autorail

1929 Type PS Autorail

1929 Type RJ Autorail

1930 Type SM Draisine

1931 Type TE Autorail

1933 Type UV Locotracteur

1933 Type VG Autorail

1933 Type VH Autorail

1933 Type YH Autorail

1934 Type VHD Autorail double

1934 Type ZO Autorail

1935 Type ZP Autorail

1935 Type ABH Autorail

1935 Type ABJ Autorail

1935 Type ABV Autorail double

1935 Type ACB Autorail

1936 Type ABL Autorail

1936 Type ADP Autorail

1936 Type ADX Autorail

1936 Type AEK Autorail

1936 Type AET Autorail

1947 501 Autorail (U150)

1948 5020 Fourgon automoteur

1950 5030 Autorail (U300)

1952 5040 Locomotive

1953 5070 Locomotive

1956 5080 Métro sur pneumatiques

1957 5110 Autorail triple

1957 5120 Remorque autorail

1957 5130 Locotracteur

1957 5140 Locotracteur

1957 5170 Locotracteur

1957 X2800 Autorail

1958 5160 Autorail

1958 X2816 Autorail

1959 5050 Locomotive

1959 5150 Autorail panoramique LEES MEER!

1959 5180 Locotracteur

1960 5190 Metro aérien 1960 5210 Locomotive Jardin d'Acclimatation de Paris 1960 5220 Locotracteur
1961 5181 Locotracteur 1961 5211 Locotracteur 1961 5230 Locotracteur 1962 5232 Locotracteur
1962 5240 Locotracteur

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